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great. >> baton the hatches. it is cold. "today" show's up next. we'll see you for updates in 25 minutes. >> get updates at any time at breaking news. moments ago, masked men opened fire at a controversial newspaper in paris. the attacker still on the loose. we'll go live "today" to paris wednesday, january 7th, 2015. >> announcer: nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. we start with breaking news. coming out of paris this morning. a deadly attack this morning at a satyrical weekly magazine.
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11 people confirmed dead several others injured, some critically. the french president has already been at the scene and said this is a terrorist attack of quote, exceptional barbarity. >> he also said other terror attacks have been thwarted in recent days. this is the publication that had received repeated threats over cartoons and even comic books depicting the prophet, mohammed, the subject of a bombing three years. they are raising the national security threat level to the highest level possible. christopher dickey has been in paris for years. good morning to you. what can you tell us? >> reporter: let me get it straight. first of all, i'm with the daily beast now. i will tell you about this situation. it's very very dangerous and very scary in france. france remember has deployed military forces in mawli.
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it's been engaged in iraq in a lot of countries where it's up against islamist militants. it knew it was a target. it knew france was a target. the question was, would they strike back and would they go after a soft target or military kind of target? it looks like -- it looks like they went after a soft target charlie hebdo. there's an awful lot we do not know about this case. >> what do we know about the gunmen how many there were how they got into the building and what happened once they got into that building christopher? >> reporter: well it appears there were two gunmen. there may have been more but at least two. they were supposed to have worn masked and they were said to have been carrying and using automatic weapons. that suggests a real level of organization even if there were only two. it's not like we've seen occasionally in france a lone gunman taking pot shots at people here and there, spreading a lot of terror, in some random insane act. this seems targeted.
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this seems very focused. that in itself suggests a level of organization that will disturb and upset the french security apparatus, which had believed it had been able to penetrate most of these terror organizations, at least in france. >> as you say, christopher it appears to be coordinated and planned but also no accident that this satyrical magazine was the target. just this morning, the magazine tweeted out some kind of image of the isis leader no indication if that's what has happened now. this magazine has been a target of threats and, indeed as matt mentioned, firebombing of its offices in 2011. >> reporter: well it's even beyond that. it was getting ready to put on its cover a novelist named michel welbek controversial novelist whose new book is coming out today called "submission" playing with the
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idea that a muslim will be president of france in 2022 and will start impose inging shia law. all this has created an extremely volatile environment. >> christopher dickey i apologize for the misidentification earlier. chris, thank you very much. >> no problem, matt. >> thanks. we want to bring in chief correspondent richard engel on the phone this morning. good morning to you. your thoughts as you hear the news of this terror attack in the heart of paris? >> as chris was saying it sounds like an organized attack with at least two gunman. there is a photograph that surfaced online showing two gunman wearing blackoutfits,
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masked, on the streets. it seems that they went into this satyrical magazine, charlie hebdo, killing at least 11 people, wounding ten others. five of them seriously. the french president, hollande is calling this a terrorist attack. the links do appear to go back to isis or at least an isis-inspired group because of the satyrical magazine's history of running controversial, from an islamist perspective, cartoons of prophet mohammed. the tweet a short while ago against the isis leader. and after carrying out this shooting spree, witnesses say at least two gunmen escaped the area in at least two cars. a very dangerous situation right in the center of paris, where militants that the u.s. and other coalition partners are fighting in iraq and syria have decided to strike the soft target it seems, in the center of europe. >> richard, we have to wonder what extra level of security was
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present at this headquarters building given the history of the magazine. but also we should put it in perspective. a couple of years ago, didn't the french government take the extraordinary action of closing some of its embassies in muslim countries around the world and schools in some countries because they feared reprisals over the publication of some of these cartoons? >> reporter: france has taken a fairly strong stand against the islamist movements around the world. it banned head scarf, very controversial move mali operation it conducted almost on its own with some u.s. coordination. it's been very outspoken against isis and the threat of militant groups across the world. so france certainly felt that it was a target. it is often the subject of extremist propaganda. in terms of extra security
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measures as we've seen recently over the last several months soft targets are just that. they are soft targets. a person inspired by isis took over that cafe and did a shooting spree in australia, putting an isis flag in the window. we saw another extremist carry out killing an american in a shopping mall in abu d dhabi. small groups of people on cafes or in this case satyrical magazine. >> it's a little ironic. just yesterday u.s. government released a report basically saying actions against isis in iraq had had dramatic effect on its ability to operate in that country. yet if this is related to isis clearly we have -- >> a counterpoint. the lone wolf the homegrown person who might attack.
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11 people dead more than ten others injured this morning in the shooting of central paris at the office of the satyrical magazine. the gunmen still on the loose. >> david cameron, prime minister of great britain has issued a statement of solidarity with the people of france in the wake of this attack. we'll take a turn. the weather is a big story for us. >> it's dangerous right now. windchill warnings advisories. in fact almost half the country -- about 170 million people are under a windchill warning, advisory hard freeze warning, hard freeze watch. as you can see from bismarck all the way down into florida, right now it feels like 29 below in minneapolis, 7 below in cleveland, 15 in new york city. and today's highs are going to be brutal. it's going to feel only like 23 below in chicago, 6 below in cincinnati. the core of this cold air is going to stretch south. atlanta tomorrow will get down to 14. that's the air temperature.
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pittsburgh will be 4. new york city 9. chicago's air temperature, 11 below. 31 below for windchill. and we've got a clipper coming across that will bring more snow and misery on top of that. lake-effect snow will be a big deal over the next 72 hours, through friday. again, one to two feet of snow as you get back into parts of western new york. but even chicago, even though they're going to have very light snow they're going to still be dealing with brutally cold temperatures. that's where we find kevin tibbles this morning. kevin, you've got the right hat but, boy, you have to -- really we joke about it. but frostbite can occur within 15 minutes on exposed flesh. >> reporter: yeah. al absolutely. extreme situations call for extreme measures. i had to dust this thing off. i actually got it in st. petersburg russia, on a shoot for the "today" show. it's certainly coming in handy here in arctic chicago this
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morning. of course, i've got the trustee thermometer out here. it's reading 4 to 5 degrees. as you mentioned, and you used up all of my adjectives this morning, al. it is brutal. it is miserable out here. so miserable, in fact chicago public schools are canceled today, more than 100 schools in the chicago area are also canceled. they were canceled yesterday in parts of ohio. interestingly enough it has to go down to minus 45 degrees with the windchill for them to close the schools in minneapolis. but even up there today, as you just mentioned, i would be -- if i was a parent, i would be checking with the school board to find out if my kid's school is opened. also as you mentioned, al coming out of these windchills when the temperature gets down this low you can start to see the whiteness show up on your cheeks fingers, as you know with frost bite in as much as 15 to 20 30 minutes. if you're going to let the kids go outside today, keep an eye on
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them to make sure they are covered up. exposed skin isn't going to last very long out in these temperatures. unfortunately, as you also mentioned, this doesn't seem to be going anywhere al. >> that's right. kevin tibbles in chicago for us. thanks so much. you and your crew get inside. warm up kevin. thanks so much. it will be a tough one over the next really 72 hours and beyond. we won't see this warm up until about sunday. and then we'll start to see moderation. >> al thanks very much. kevin tibbles, thank you as well. >> a major discovery to tell you about overnight in the search for airasia flight 8501. the plane's tail was discovered and photographed in the java sea 11 days after that plane disappeared. kelly cobiella has more for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah the tail section was found outside the main search area 55 miles, in fact to the southeast. for the first time the weather cooperated. divers were able to go down and take pictures of the wreckage.
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the first pictures of the airasia plane on the sea floor. part of the plane's insignificantinsignia and registration number. the a and x from pkaxc. it looks intact sitting in 110 feet of water and may still hold the plane's black boxes. airasia founder tony fernandes tweeted black box should be there and we need to find all parts soon to ease the pain of our families. that is still our priority. in all, searchers have now found 12 pieces of wreckage spread around the sea floor. the problem is reaching them. strong currents are still stirring up silt and mud, making it tough for divers. more than 100 people are still missing and searchers think many of them could be in the plane's fuselage still strapped in their seats. and a plane has now been sent --
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ship rather has been sent to that area where the tail section was found to listen for pings from those black boxes. back to you guys. >> kelly cobiella thank you very much. >> natalie is here now with the investigation into a deadly shooting at ft. bliss. good morning to you. >> that's right. good morning, guys. good morning, everyone. deadly shooting at a veterans medical clinic at ft. bliss in texas is under investigation this morning. the gunman killed one person before officials say he shot and killed himself. nbc's janet shamlian is in el paso. janet, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. the clinic here was packed with veterans here for doctors' appointments and other treatments when the gunfire started midday. that's when the warning went out for all of ft. bliss, that there was an active shooter on the post. it was a busy afternoon at the veterans affair clinic at ft. bliss in el paso when reports of an active shooter came in at about 3:00. the va ordered everyone to shelter in place while
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authorities searched for the gunman. the suspect shot and killed one person before turning the gun on himself. no one else was hurt. neither the victim nor shooter has been identified this morning. authorities continue to comb the clinic overnight for answers. >> this was an active crime scene and shooting incident is under investigation. >> reporter: why did it happen? authorities haven't discussed a motive but say the actions of the gunman inside the building and possibly how he chose his victims will be pieced together. >> make sure that everyone is aware that we have hundreds of potential witnesses and we are processing those right now. those people here seeking medical assistance we understand the difficultiesy sies that this situation presents to them. >> reporter: detectives are still inside the clinic this morning. it will stay closed today. again, natalie, reports that the staffer who was shot and killed was a doctor treating veterans. >> janet shamlian in el paso texas, thank you, janet.
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we need good news this morning. and we do have some. boxer muhammad ali was released from the hospital last night. after initially being diagnosed with pneumonia, he was hospitaled. after further test inging, doctors determined he was suffering from a severe urinary tract infection. he is now fully recovered and at home. he suffers from parkinson's disease and we wish him well. colorado springs tuesday outside a barber shop located next to the group's building improvised explosive device was detonated against an exterior wall. gasoline canister placed next to the device did not ignite. no one was injured. the fbi has identified a person of interest. when a small plane started having engine trouble in new zealand today, 13 people on board could not have been more prepared. that's because it was a skydiving plane. when the engine failed over a
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lake six passengers six crew members and the pilot all with parachutes strapped on jumped out. moments later, the plane burst into flames crashed in the lake. fortunately, no one was seriously injured. heisman trophy o.j. simpson won back in 1968 has been recovered now more than 20 years after it was stolen. the trophy was a duplicate given to the university of south carolina after simpson took home college football's top prize. the heisman and a simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary back in 1994. at the time simpson was awaiting trial for the murder of his ex-wife, nicole brown simpson and her friend ron goldman. police did not say how they got that trophy back. grand welcome this morning for monaco's royal twins. princess charlene and prince albert appeared on a palace balcony, each holding a newborn baby swaddled in white. prince jacques, heir to the throne and his older sister
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gabriella, were greeted by a crowd. the twins somehow managed to sleep through the whole thing. they'll have the picture some day to look back on. basketball referees take a lot of heat for making bad calls sometimes. one middle school ref in washington state took this to a whole new level. take a look. referee, you see here talking on his cell phone in the middle of that basketball game. this went on for about a minute or so. not sure who he was talking to wife kids maybe league officials. thankfully a second ref was working the game too. rest assured, though no calls were missed -- no phone calls were missed. >> something like an emergency or something like that. >> no no. well we hope not. meanwhile, how come you didn't get the assignment at monaco to stand out there as the babies were unveiled? >> well you know i don't know. >> next time. >> natalie, thank you. mr. roker, what else do you have? >> windy conditions through the upper mississippi river valley. fairly dry in the pacific
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northwest. again, the heat is on in the southwest. we'll be looking at that in the next half hour. windy conditions through the gulf and on into parts of central and northern florida. we'll get to your local forecast you've got to make better choices, jane! farewell, cookie dough ice cream. what's that you're drinking? it's trop50 with calcium. it has delicious new taste and has 50% less calories. with this taste? no way. give me fifty squats. it can't taste this good read the label ...and have 50% less calories? exactly. now you drop... ...and give me the 50. trop50 calcium. new taste so good you won't believe it has 50% less calories. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold one today. the wind's making it feel so much colder. actual temperatures will be in the 20s, windchills in the single digits. and the winds strong enough gusting to 40 miles an hour we could see some flurries or even
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a brief snow shower blow through the area. by tomorrow morning, it's colder. could see some frozen pipes in the area for thursday. friday and saturday mornings even sunday morning, we'll still be in the teens. then sunday afternoon, 34 degrees. a chance of showers early next week. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al thank you very much. >> carson and his posts over to the orange room. a new congress sworn in yesterday, vice president joe biden, the gift that keeps on giving. >> big day for the senators. as long as joe booind is doing the honors you're right, big day for the internet. known for his small talk and shmoozing. he did not disappoint. take a look. >> betty, how are you? my name is joe biden, vice president biden. how are you doing? grandpa, can i talk to a democrat? >> oh, man, this is bore inging, boring, boring. we both have something in common. we both married young i just
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swore in your grandson. oh thank god you look like your mother. >> talking to grandma, kissing baby, same weird one-liners, social media was entlauld with the vice president, tweeting the best moments. here is just a couple. oliver writes in america's grandpa, joe biden. zara if joe biden doesn't officiate my wedding i'm not getting married ever. if you've never had the pleasure of that awkward time when you say hi to him here you go. the washington post has created this the joe biden random generator. let's see what he might say to me. hello, mr. vice president. hey, dad, welcome to the old senate. natalie, do you want to meet him? >> hello, mr. vice president. >> you guys are beautiful. i bet you're smarter than -- you're pretty, too. >> i like a compliment generator if you need a pick me up. >> you've got some eyes kid.
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take care of him. he's my best buddy. it goes on and on and on. hours of fun right there for you. thanks to our friends at the washington post. >> thanks to you, carson as well. felicia rashad bill cosby's tv wife weighs in for the first time on the scandal surrounding the star. nearly killed in his station's parking lot, what worries about him most the shooter is still at large. we'll wee hear from him for the first time. first this is "today" on nbc. ha
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book now and get 50 percent off your second guest. call 1-800-royalcaribbean today. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley on a cold day. >> blustery bitter cold wind is blowing. we have sunshine some clouds. the pocono mountains 10 degrees right now. this is a view from ski big bear. they'll be windy conditions. 10 in the pocono mountains, 22 in philadelphia. factor in the wind and it feels like 9 degrees in the city 7 in trenton and 4 below in the pocono mountains. it's going to be a blustery day today. cold gusty winds and a scattered snow shower, possibly a few flurries blowing through this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. get important weather information and updates on your smartphone or your tablet. simply download the nbc 10
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weather app for free on let's get a check now on traffic with jillian mele. hey, jill. >> good morning, vai. you can expect delays on mass transit, especially the regional rail lines because of cold-weather problems, but the wilmington/newark line we have had problems all morning. no service operating at the churchman's crossing station, also the newark station has no service there due to amtrak problems. the rest of the line though between wilmington and center city is okay. chester county heavy volume eastbound route 30 bypass at route 322. on 322 near route 30 there is an accident. vai? >> jillian thank you. a bucks county home is destroyed after a massive fire. curley mill road in new briton township skyforce10 over the scene last night. not only did firefighters battle heavy blames but they dealt with temperatures in the teens. four people managed to escape unharmed. investigators are looking for a cause. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. see you then.
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, january 7th, 2015. and it has been a terrifying day so far in paris. there are report this is morning of gunmen walking into the offices of a satyrical magazine there and opening fire. confirmed 11 dead more than ten others wounded. and the two armed gunmen two at least that we know of are still on the loose. >> french president hollande calls it a terrorist attack and has just raised his security threat level to the highest level possible. christopher dickey foreign editor of the daily beast is in paris and has been station there had for many many years. christopher, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well it looks like now there are 12 people killed
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by these gunmen. they're still at loose -- still at large, still on the loose. somewhere either in paris or in the suburbs. they hijacked a car and got away. obviously the police are looking everywhere for them. i think the city is very nervous right now. one thing -- it may sound trivial. this is the beginning of the great paris sails of january. all the department stores are full of people. suddenly everybody feels very very vulnerable indeed. so i think, you know we don't know yet who was behind this. if it was, indeed, islamic militants and it was as coordinated and planned as it seems to have been targeting soft targets, it may only be the first of many incidents and that's what they are worried about. >> it seems to be and i hate to say this an obvious target. do we know if there was any
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extra level of security at the headquarters of that magazine? >> reporter: well it isn't completely clear. although there usually were some police in the neighborhood precisely because the magazine was firebombed three years ago. and it had caused a lot of controversial issues previous to that by publishing pictures of mohammed including the notorious danish pictures of mohammed in cartoons. you know the question is what kind of security can you put around targets like that? one or two policemen maybe? but they're not going to become an armed camp. if you have two men with automatic weapons and a plan they can go in kill the police which seems to have been the case here, and then kill a hell of a lot of people inside. >> christopher dickey in paris for us this morning. thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you, matt. once again, 12 people now confirmed dead. the french president has raised the terrorist level to its highest alert as well as reinforcing security at places
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of worship there, stores, media outlets and we'll continue to follow this. >> let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> with 170 million people under some sort of winter weather advisory or watch, everybody in the country is suffering, we think. well if you're out west you're doing okay. look at these temperatures los angeles high of 77 san diego, 76. their record is 82 in 2003. phoenix may hit or break a record. 80 degrees for a high 14 degrees above average, their record 79 back in 1948. more lake-effect snow around the great lakes. windy conditions in the northeast. windchills will make it feel like it's in the teens. fog and temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s in the good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold one today. the wind's making it feel so much colder. actual temperatures will be in the 20s, windchills in the single digits. and the winds strong enough
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gusting to 40 miles an hour we could see some flurries or a brief snow shower blow through the area. and by tomorrow morning, it's colder. could see some frozen pipes in the area for thursday. friday and saturday mornings even sunday morning we'll still be in the teens. then sunday afternoon, 34 degrees. a chance of showers early next week. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al thank you very much. now to the scandal surrounding bill cosby. his former co-star, phylicia rashad is weighing in for the first time telling people to quote, forget the women weighing in as cosby is set to return to the stage tonight. kate snow has been following the story for us. kate good morning. >> good morning to you, savannah. tonight's show is the first of three nights in a row in southern ontario cities. it's cosby's first time on stage in more than a month. as he steps into the spotlight, he does so with the support of the woman who once played his wife. for eight seasons, they were
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husband and wife on "the cosby show." now, actress phylicia rashad is standing by her castmate. forget these women. what you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. she went on to say someone is determined to keep bill cosby off tv and it's worked. all his contracts have been canceled. rashad is the second member of the sitcom family to speak out this week. his former daughter keshia knight pulliam defended him on "today." >> what i can say is this. no one was there except for the two people to know exactly what happened. all i can speak to is the man that i know and that i love. the fact that he has been such an example and you can't take away from the great that he has done. >> reporter: cosby's lawyer has called the allegations against him unsubstantiated, fantastical stories. two more women joined the lawsuit, claiming defamation. >> i told my story, the
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reflection back to me from the bill cosby camp was that i was lying. i was one of many people lying. so it's branded me in a certain light that isn't true. so this is my opportunity to get my good name back. >> reporter: at least 16 of cosby's tour stops have been canceled or postponed. last time he appeared on stage was in florida, in november where he received two standing ovations. but tonight at the first of three shows in ontario, canada he may encounter protesters face to face. >> i'm hoping his concerts will be canceled that he won't walk out to adoring audiences anymore, that he will realize that people believe these women and that it's not okay. >> reporter: cosby has promised fans the show of their life tonight. his pr base wrote to ticket
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holders if a disruption occurs please remain calm until the matter is resolved and do not confront the person making the disruption. cosby has never been charged with a crime. and no new comment on that defamation lawsuit. they have said previously we are very confident we will prevail in this proceeding and pursue claims against the attorneys who file this had action. it will be interesting to see how crowded that theater is in ontario tonight. we will be there in the audience. savannah? >> kate, thank you very much. up next, the texas weather man shot in his station's parking lot speaks out as he prepares to return to work. and who among us would turn down a handwritten check for $975 million? we wouldn't but we'll introduce you to the woman who just did. but first these messages. grandpa bode grandma said you used to be out of control really i guess i did take some risk. trained a little bit differently. a little too honest sometimes. the media is useless. you were out of control.
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which, you know, i thought was kind of funny because i don't feel young and i don't feel healthy. there will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms. >> reporter: on december 17th, patrick had just finished his forecast at his station kcen and climbed in his car when he noticed a stranger outside. >> there was this guy just standing there with a pistol. and he was just shooting the gun and i was hearing all these pings and pongs off my car. >> reporter: he remembers thinking it must be a prank, a kid with a bb gun. >> but then one of the bullets went through the side -- driver's side door and that's what hit me in the stomach. >> reporter: the next bullet nearly killed him. >> he started shooting behind my car and it blew out my back window and then a bullet grazed the back of my head. >> reporter: nearby construction workers who initially thought patrick was the shooter, called for help. and the gunman vanished. he updated fans through social media. three weeks later, he's almost as good as new. >> people in this area that you know watch me every morning, you know give the weather
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forecast they've just been so supportive. i've gotten you know letters. i've gotten you know e-mails, facebook posts, twitter posts. they really just want me to get better and get back to work. >> chris, back to you. >> reporter: the forecast says he will return soon but not without risk. still no sign of the stranger who shot him. >> i really do worry about more of my family and my wife. because i just think they're very concerned that this guy is still out there. >> that's understandable. that was jacob rascon reporting. we wish him well. >> absolutely. just ahead, new york city lifted its controversial ban on cell phones in schools and that raises the question do you think kids should have cell phones in school? you can weigh in on our facebook page. results are coming up on trending. what was inside? carson has last night's dramatic opening of paul revere's time cancerual, right a with my android from tracfone, i can... order more shaving cream. pay the electric bill.
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been unseen. the joke al roker, will start flying any moment. neatly folded newspapers coins, medal depicting george washington and inscribed plate that still had fingerprints on it. we asked on facebook what you would put on in a time capsule. jennifer writes i have time capsules. they're boxes i've not unpacked in years. in that case my mother has a garbage full of time capsules. sam adams, we have an idea. not a bad idea right there. our own "today" show time capsule. i donated my beautiful orange converse sneaker that is have my name on it. guys? help me out here. >> mr. t bobblehead. >> they'll love that in 200 years. >> matt, bottle of purell. >> this selfie stick i thought that was a sign of the times. >> take the phone off. >> unplug it. >> by the way, will the orange couch fit in that box? >> the hole room. >> yes!
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>> nat? >> every time capsule needs bling. this is the "today" show super bowl ring in 2006 with my name on it. >> sure those aren't real diamonds? >> they might be. somebody's going to get -- >> imagine opening that in 200 years. >> orange converse? coming up "start today" daring place to visit. we're going inside hoda's closet to help her and you get more organized in 2015. golden globe nominee lena dunham live in studio 1a. first a check of your local news and weather coming up. just inside a box... the promise of tomorrow awaits. welcome the morning with a vitamin-dense bowl of sun-grown grains and fiber. drenched in a bath of lean protein. nourishment.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we are dealing with bitter cold temperatures right now. meteorologist bill henley has your first alert forecast. hey, bill. >> yeah and the wind is not helping at all. the wind is going to be stronger this afternoon. we will see clouds blow through at times. you can see clouds just to the west of center city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. clouds will blow a few bluries or brief snow shower into the area and keep the temperatures in the 20s. 02 right now in philadelphia feels like 9 degrees with the wind. 6 is the windchill in trenton and 1 below is what it feels like in allentown. a blustery day. look for flurries or even a belief snow shower this afternoon. get important weather information and updates on your smartphone or tablet. download the nbc 10 weather app for free on now let's get a check on the morning commute with jillian mele in the first alert traffic center and a look at the majors.
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it's a pretty slow go on a lot of the highways this morning, vai. this is a live look at the blue route right near route 1. slow moving in both directions. the big delay is northbound from 95 to 76. that will take you about 37 minutes. we've seen some accidents on the shoulders in both directions adding to the delay. now, septa wilmington newark line, no service at churchman's crossing or newark because of amtrak problems. however, the rest of the line between wilmington and center city is operating on a regular schedule. vai? >> jillian, thank you. a high school in middlesex county at the center of a hazing scandal will bring back its football program. the sayreville superintendent announced the season will resume in the fall. the high school's football season was canceled in october after players were accused of hazing. seven players are facing charges as a result. the school board plans to make a decision on the head coach's situation, his future very soon. we'll have another local update in about 25 minutes. i'm vai sikahema. we'll send you back to the "today" show. see you in a half hour.
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up "start today" and get organized. >> don't throw my stuff away. very important. >> we're going into hoda's closet to show you what to save and what to trash. >> i'm a mess. and if this works, hallelujah! should kids be allowed to take cell phones into school? a new controversy over an old debate. and triple threat. we've got some serious star power in studio 1a this morning. three golden globe nominees dropping by michael keaton lena dunham and reese witherspoon "today," wednesday, january 7th, 2015.
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>> not even the arctic blast can keep us from the "today" plaza. >> hello to everyone back in minnesota. >> good morning, nashville, tennessee! >> hi mom, back home in ottawa canada. >> today is our 21st birthday and we're here to party! whoo! >> all we want is a selfie with al. >> and we're back now 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it is the 7th day of january, 2015. it's cold. but do you know what else it is today? >> what's that? >> katie couric's birthday. >> happy birthday katie. >> we wish you a very very happy birthday. >> cool. >> by the way, if you have not taken down your christmas tree yet, don't worry, neither have we. today is the day the rockefeller center christmas tree comes down. >> we have to jump off before they put it in the chipper. >> meanwhile, three huge names. this would be a great week.
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we've got them here on one day. >> golden globe nominees. lena dunham the hit hbo series "girls," about to have a new season. >> reese witherspoon and michael keaton as well. natalie has a check of the top stories of the day. >> natalie? >> good morning. terror attack in paris has left at least 12 people dead and many others wounded. nbc news chief global correspondent bill neely is following the story from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. very serious terror attack 11:30 at the offices of a french satyrical magazine charlie hedbo. two masked men opened the building and began to open fire with pump action shotguns. as you say, at least 12 are dead. nine of them newspaper staff. the two attackers then fled the building shouting -- in arabic shouting "god is great" and "we
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have avenged the prophet." they were then engaged by french police officers. at least two police officers were killed. the men then made off in a black car to the outskirts of paris. they are still on the loose. police are still hunting them. this was a deliberate attack. it wasn't like the random attacks in london and madrid some years ago, attacks on commuters. this was targeted at a french satyrical magazine that had been critical of the prophet mohammed and of the islamist militant group isis. >> thank you so much bill neely from london. divers have found the tail section from the airasia jet that crashed off indonesia last month. the tail is where the plane's black box and flight voice recorders are located. a ship has arrived at the site. the discovery also raises hopes of finding more of the victims.
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millions of americans are facing brutally cold temperatures as they head out the door this morning. dylan dreyer is in central new york state where, of course they're deal with his lake-effect snow there as well. dylan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the lake-effect snow is so bad around here, about 6:00 this morning, falling at rates of three inches per hour we have easily two feet of snow here on the ground in pulaski. parts of the thruway were shut down because of heavy bands of snow. the lake-effect snow kicked in because of frigid winds crossing across the great lakes. back in minneapolis and chicago some area schools are closed today because of windchills down to around 20 to 30 below zero. that cold will settle in the northeast and all the way down south, especially tomorrow morning. and around here as for the lake-effect snow it will shut off today but it's only going to get started again on friday. natalie? >> dylan dreyer brace ourselves
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in central new york state. snow could bring out the worst in some people but it brought out the playful side of bow bow, the young panda at the national zoo in washington. this video will make you go ahh. first time she frolicked in the snow and after tumbling down the hill she warmed up by snuggling with mama. let's get a check of the weather with our cuddly al roker. >> everyone wants to custody until this weather. you can see not a big problem as far as that lake-effect snow. it's pushing to the south. that's good news. we appreciate that. as far as our afternoon highs today, anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees below normal. windchills a big factor as well from the great lakes into the northeast. and even thursday atlanta, 14. tallahassee, 23. these are the low temperatures. new york city single digits 9 above. it will feel like 6 below. chicago's air temperature, 11.
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look at the lows on friday. again, moderating just a bit but it will still be well below normal. and, wow, you brought us bacon from the loveless cafe? >> and country ham! >> and country ham. i'm more of a city ham but thank you very much. that's what's good morning i'm bill henley, a cold one today, winds making it feel so much colder, temperatures will be in the 20s. windchills in the single digits. we could see flurries or a brief snow shower blow through the area. tomorrow colder we could see froden pipes in the area. sunday morning we'll still be in the teens. a chance of showers early next week. have a great day. your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up next on trending thanks but no thanks. why an oil tycoon's ex-wife just
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rejected his divorce check for a jaw-dropping $975 million. plus does your closet look like this? jill martin teaches you how to get organized by throwing out 70% of hoda's wardrobe. savannah? >> all right. who do we have here? lena dunham. my girl. the new season of "girls" and i will be auditioning for a part. >> we already talked. i vow to wow my family with a vacation they'll never forget. it's royal caribbean's vow to wow sale, and there's no better time than now, to book your vacation. book today and get 50 percent off your second guest... ...and more money to spend on board. i vow to break the ice with my father-in-law. i vow to fly like supermom. i vow to make vacation history. it's our richest offer of the year. royal caribbean's vow to wow sale. book now and get 50 percent off your second guest. call 1-800-royalcaribbean today.
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kids during school hours. a lot of teachers have been opposed to this concerned about distractions cheating cyber bullying. >> the kid in me says yes. the parent in me says no. >> actually my school has a good policy. they check their phones in in a bin at the school. at the end of the day, they pick it up. kids should be disconnected from their parents during the school day because that should be when the teachers and everybody else is involved. >> no phones in classrooms. my son is allowed to bring his phone to school but it goes into a locker. if he needs to contact us he can go in between periods or after school. >> the first thing the teacher would say, all right, everything below. put all your belongings -- >> yeah in spanish, too. >> and now it's turn your cell phone off. you can have it turn it off. if it's an emergency, though, isn't int nice to have that connectivity with your kid? >> we used to have trance ifrt radio transistor radios when i was in
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school. >> we actually had smoke signal. >> should students be allowed to bring cell phones into school? 62% say no. 38% say yes. >> in fairness kids are in school right now. they didn't get a chance to vote. >> exactly. >> here is another question for you. who would reject a check worth nearly $1 billion? bitter divorce between oil tie con harold hamm and his wife ann arnell. the judge ordered him to pay close to $1 billion. both sides are appealing. she wants more and he wants less. he sends her a handwritten check made out for $9,7 -- $974,790
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317. >> could you imagine going to the teller? >> throw me a bone. >> the teller says how do you want that? >> 20 singles. did jimmy fallon once blow a chance to date nicole kidman? apparently yes, according to nicole kidman one of jimmy's guests. she told this hilarious story how a mutual friend connected them a few years ago when they were both single. jimmy thought it was a business meeting and nicole said oh, no it was a date. >> and you're there in a baseball cap and like nothing. and you wouldn't talk. you didn't say anything. you were like hey. >> i didn't say -- um, um um. i thought this was a movie. >> it was meant to just -- you put a video game on or something
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and i'm like -- so bad. it was bad. i swear! and you didn't talk at all. and so after about an hour and a half i thought, he has no interest. this is so embarrassing. >> no clue at all. >> and i went okay no chemistry. and then i was like maybe he's gay. >> jimmy does not sound like a great date. doesn't sound like a great business meeting either. >> on any level, it didn't work. >> hilarious. >> clearly not working. >> that's what's trending today. coming up, lena dunham plus hoda's closet get ace really needed makeover as we show you how to
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all right. welcome back to "today" and more of our month-long series called "start today." we're going inside a place you never want to go this morning. a lot of people have never been before. hoda's very messy closet. she turned to jill martin "today" contributor and co-author of the weekend makeover for a much-needed cleanse. cleanse. >> when is the last time you sorted through all this stuff?
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>> when it gets to be too cluttered and out of control. >> we are going to sort through and get rid of 70% of what you have. >> don't throw my stuff away. very important! >> keep toss maybe. here we go. >> keep toss maybe. >> you tie it around your neck i think. >> and there's a bow. i've never seen you wear -- that's toss. >> toss. >> i love that one. >> i didn't even know it was in there. >> so '80s. >> i didn't know it was in there. >> that's a bathing suit cover-up beach cover-up. that's another beach cover-up. i think it was supposed to be a bathing suit cover-up. i love these pants. i'm a mess. and if this works, hallelujah! >> let me see the back. >> honestly try to zip it. that's the big t. >> do you like it?
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>> whatever. it's another toss. >> i'm sure one day i'll go where is that sweater? i knew i wanted it. >> you will never do that. >> okay. >> now it's time for me to bring in my tools and go to work. ♪ >> open your eyes. >> okay. that is completely and totally shocking! i've been shocked before in my lifetime but, i mean this might be -- 10. it's a 10! it's a 10! i love it. i love everything about it. >> look who's here jill and hoda are here with kind of a rendition of your closet. i have one word for you. >> go. >> hoarder. >> no. you know what though? you know what it might be true.
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i did something for the first time this week. i took off a sweatshirt folded it put it back up -- because i'm so into how my closet looks now that i felt like i had to maintain it for a while. >> did you have trouble convincing her to do this? >> you know what? we started with things like -- these are ski pants, which i liked. >> please don't get rid of those. >> i said let's keep them. she gave me a look for a solid second. i said what? she said unfortunately -- >> i don't ski but i thought about trying before. that's why i thought i might need these. >> this is her junk her stuff right there. >> really. >> what are you going to do to all that? >> donate it also sell it and give all the money to one of hoda's charities. the real thing is in life we can't control so many things. when you wake up in the morning and need the extra ten minutes and you open it and see it pretty and organized it makes your day better. makes your life better. >> it doesd change how i feel about myself. i throw stuff up on top, grab something from the bottom. it's an avalanche.
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i put it back up again and it's a cycle. >> don't you always convince yourself when you see something you haven't worn in five years, i will wear that one day? >> i tried on a shirt that was snug but i know that it fit at one point. and i kept trying. i'm going to get into this. i wanted to keep it. and jill said get rid of it. so that's that. >> i said it's not -- i wanted to grab one dress and show you. she looked pretty in the tape in t this is a perfect example of something not being a ten and something you should keep. it's a beautiful dress. it looked great on hoda. she didn't love the way she felt. you should only keep things that make you feel -- >> i liked you in it. >> okay. i'm keeping it. >> no no no. if you don't love it, it goes. >> if this is what your real closet looks like how long can you keep it looking like this? >> i'm going to try. i'm on day two. and it looks good. it still looks good. >> there's the before shot. >> by the way, i don't have as much stuff. so i'm going to try to keep it like that. look how the shoes are lined up and everything.
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the shoes are in the bins. jill that's one of the best things up there. >> i think you did a great job, jill. pictures. wow! >> and very inexpensive. thank you for doing it. i know this isn't like your thing. and everybody thinks you have stylists and fancy people all around. it was a real two girls really doing it. >> cool. ladies thank you very much. >> do you like my dress? >> this one? i love it. it's beautiful. don't set me up. and if you want to join team jill and get yourself organized, organize your purse, for example, be sure to visit the plaza next wednesday and bring your messy stuffed tote and jill could give you a much-needed makeover. >> excited. >> all right. thank you, two. they will be back in our third hour with tools to declutter your clos zblet we'llet. >> over to savannah. >> we're going to come over and
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shop hoda's reject. >> oh, yeah. >> we're in season four of the hit show "girls." here with lena dunham. is it possible that these girls are finally making smarter choices? >> we should all move here and start the revolution. >> no one is moving to iowa ever. >> i really feel like i made the right decision which is a totally new sensation for me. i'm eating grapes as a snack. >> and lena dunham star and creator of "girls." good morning. good to see you. >> so good to see you. >> congrats on season four. you're always putting allison williams in shall we say, compromising positions? >> i want to say it has nothing to do with who her father is but that would be a lie. >> we've been watching these girls grow up really kind of navigating the adult world after college for several years now. let's pretend that life was college. what grade would you give the girls for just kind of navigating life how they're doing? >> you mean what letter grade? >> what letter grade, a through
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f. >> i'm going to say that they started out with a pretty solid fail but i'm going to say that season four they're averaging around a b. >> really? >> b minus on a bad day. >> we're ending on a b mine snus zblending on a b minus. ending on a b but starting off the season on a c or d. >> if it were to be an emoji, would it be -- >> it would be like the emoji that's kind of like -- you're not crying but you're not smiling. >> kind of like eh? >> the girls are finally making adult choices but they're realizing just because you make the right choice doesn't mean you're going to have perfect results. i think they all believe oh, once i choose to behave like an adult and treat the people around with me with respect my life will fall into some kind of order, like hoda's closet but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be. >> kind of like her old clos snet. >> i wish life could be like hoda's closet in a lot of way. >> we see your character branching out. not giving anything away iowa's
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writers workshop in grad school. >> she is. >> she blends in and everything goes great. >> because it's "girls" she receives academic honors and graduates into a job at a magazine. to put it mildly she has an authority problem. i was a bit of a brat in my writing workshop. i would take constructive criticism, receiving and giving not always my strong suit. i got to really explore that part of my personality through hannah's iowa writer's workshop experience. >> criticism -- constructive criticism giving and receiving -- >> you've been so supportive and we all love you. >> as you know i'm obsessed with all of you. when you first started you weren't household names. >> yeah. >> what happens this journey been like for you? everything you do is
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scrutinized, every tweet, every instagram. >> it got used to that anyone was paying attention. i was sort of used to making my weird videos and prose in a bubble. i was a weird college girl wearing neon leggings and doing my own thing and it took longer than a moment to adjust to the idea that anything i said had any impact. all of us girls on the show have tried to find a way to channel our voices into causes and issues and projects that matter to us so that we can make the attention matter and count. that's been the most important thing. >> and there are kind of two sides of that. i'm thinking about your memoir. you recently wrote a memoir of your life. one of the things you talked about was a difficult episode in your life where you talk about being sexually assaulted. >> yeah. >> and the reaction to that in the media and in the public world world, was strange. in some places you were
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attempted to be discredited and in many so places doubted. how did that feel for you to go through that on this public stage? >> it's very difficult to share an episode that personal and receive criticism. what i received was only a small percentage of the doubt and victim blaming that most women who are sexually assaulted in this country experience. you know i am a celebrity with a platform and a lot of incredible support. most women who come forward with accusations of sexual assault don't have those benefits don't have my legal and emotional and financial supports. so for me i really feel like it enhanced my understanding of the cause and hopefully will make me a better advocate and activist in the future. >> and giving voice to those who might have been voiceless. let's end on a happy note. lot of great guest stars on "girls." >> we do. >> as for the yet unwritten role of responsible big sister or girl five i want you to know i am still available.
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>> maybe we shoot some green scene stuff. >> you're always style ing good morning i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from bill henley. >> the temperatures are holding steady and the wind is kicking in. you see the snow left over from yesterday. what's on the ground is staying on the ground for now. 22 degrees in the city. look at the teens. in pottstown there, clouds sunshine and a passing snow shower is possible this afternoon with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour if. >> just a reminder you can get important weather information and updates to your smart phone
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with our app. now let's give you a update on the roads. >> we still have a lot of volume out there on all of the majors. this is what you're dealing with in chester county. this is the eastbound side very slow moving. this delay goes all of the way down to business route 30. it is mostly on the you would shoulder, but it is partially blocking the lane. we have an accident on 295 north. the right lane is blocked in that area and you see that line of red right there in the accident scene. >> i'm tracy davidson we'll have another local update in 25 minutes. get the latest breaking news news, and weather using our nbc 10 app. thank you for watching, have a great day.
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putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. we're back now at:30. it's wednesday, january 7th, 2015. it's a cool crisp morning here in new york city. and a lot of cities across the country are feeling that this morning. >> and the music you're hearing in the background that's garth brooks. not an accident that we're playing that. his new album tops the charts.
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he will make history tomorrow when he joins us for all four hours, wrapping it up by co-hosting the fourth hour with hoda. >> we want your questions for garth. we'll write it down. send us a video on instagram. >> mr. michael keaton is here up for a golden globe this weekend for his role in "birdman." i was hoping he would be levitating a little. >> yeah. we're saving that for the interview, al. >> all right. plus another golden globe nominee, reese witherspoon is visiting 1a. >> what could be better than a cronut? >> hard to say. >> we can't wait to sink our teeth into it. from dessert to new trends in coffee. >> lots to get to. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? we already know it's awfully
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cold. it will continue that way, lake-effect snow in the eastern great lakes. we're looking at fog in the pacific northwest. the heat is on in the southwest. phoenix, probably break a record with a high of 80. for tomorrow we continue the snow around the great lakes. chilly weather makes its way all the way down into central and northern florida. miami tomorrow only 69 for a high. 72 l.a. we're looking for sunshine to continue in the central u.s. temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal. good morning i'm bill henley, a cold one today, winds making it feel so much colder. temperatures in the 20s, windchills in the single digits. we could see flurries or a snow shower blow through the area. friday and sad morning and sunday morning still in the teens and sunday afternoon a
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chance of showers early next week. >> and that is your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much. in his latest movie "birdman," michael keaton tackles the ultimate question for any artist. am i relevant? he plays an actor once known for his role of an iconic superhero, starring in writing and directing a broadway play. an extensive effort that comes at the expense of his family. take a look. >> i should have just been there for the two of you, you know. just the three of us. but i wasn't. i was impressed with my own life and now i don't have it never going to have it. >> michael keaton good morning. good to see you. >> started with a real downer of a clip. speaking of a downer this is too good. mitch mcconnell. from our boy, mitch. sorry. i know you don't -- here is what
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he says. we all know that one of the things the senate is best at doing is not doing much, he said. why don't we get started? why don't we get started at not doing much? thanks mitch. >> okay. little report from "the new york times" this morning. we'll get started on our interview. >> okay sorry. >> "birdman," nominated for golden globe. >> yes. >> oscar buzz. get your red carpet out fits all picked out? >> i think so. everybody keeps asking me that. i don't know why is everyone asking me that? i think i'm ready. maybe i'm not ready. >> you seem ready. >> it's been great. really fun. unbelievably appreciative. this is just a treat. >> the film is -- you have to see it. you really do. >> yes. >> it's so different. i heard you say it is your favorite film that you've done. >> well yeah. it's way up there. all in all if you add it up i would say it probably is you know. because when do you get an opportunity to do everything? i mean it covers -- it's a comedy really.
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it's a dark comedy. and there's every level of you know emotion and there's so many layers to this film. and, you know within one scene you get to at least try to play everything. and i don't know when that will ever happen again. i don't think it's ever happened before. >> there are great performances. also something of a technical feat. >> yes. >> it's made to look as though it is one long continuous shot. >> yeah. >> which i gather meant really long takes for you and the other actors. does that just ratchet up the pressure? >> yes. >> like times a million? >> times about 4 million. yeah yeah. >> what happens when you get to the end of the take, long sill ol -- sylliloquoy and you mess up? >> you have to do it again. camera operator i mean i can't believe what he accomplished. so yeah you do.
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if you're the last person in line and you screw up or the first person in line and you start all over. we shoot one scene a day, one long long scene a day. you don't have the luxury of editing. no one has the luxury of editing. none of the actors did. so you don't get that you know -- >> safety net. >> safety net of this angle and that take. if i didn't get on that side they'll get me on this angle or they'll come around and get it. you don't have that. you better get it in one shot. >> i don't think i've given anything away. there's a great scene of you walking through times square in your underwear. >> yes. >> real times square. >> real underwear. >> real people. >> and real underwear. >> on the scale of one to ten with one being embarrassing and ten being extremely liberateing, where would you put that experience? >> i would put it somewhere -- i would give them each a ten. i've run through times square in my underwear before. >> oh, really? >> tell us more about that. >> well one evening --
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>> we need more time for this segment, everybody. you know it's funny. your character is known for playing a birdman. >> right. >> a superhero. >> right. >> you, michael keaton an actor known for playing batman. >> yes. >> as far as you're concerned is that where similarities end? are people making too much of the similarities or the parallels in your own life? >> probably but, you know it's okay. i'm okay with anything. i'm okay with however people want to interpret it. it doesn't really matter to me. i guess when people -- i was asked a question, i couldn't figure out why -- i couldn't quite figure out an answer. and the truth is there is no -- when i did batman really it was more a manner of -- which i'm extremely proud of doing with the great tim burton. it was really a matter of how to figure -- we were figuring out a lot as we went along because it's so difficult to do at the time. and, really as they say work
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that suit in terms of -- the character was really -- i was approaching it from bruce wayne. that was my way in it was really bruce wayne. the rest of the stuff was really just trying to figure out how to manage to you know do any type of acting inside a giant black rubber suit. outside of that there was really no -- i mean the parallels being you know, i'm an actor and thompson is an actor, but i approached it like i did everything else. i did "night shift," "much to do about nothing" or " "multiplicity." it was interesting. i don't relate to his personality type. but, you know i'm an actor. he's an actor and, you know he's struggling with relevance, i guess. and i guess i think about that from time to time. but really you go to work like you go to work on everything
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else. >> several incarnations of batman. it just occurred to me. could you ever be enticed to wear that black suit again? >> i'm proud to have been him or to have been he or play him. sure. i'm kind of up for anything. run through times square in my underwear. >> after that it's all gravy, right? >> yeah yeah. >> michael keaton thank you. back to your paper now. >> oh, yes. >> dramatic reading. >> birdman in theaters now. appreciate it. reese witherspoon is opening up about going wild in her new movie. >> she's great. >> she's excellent in that. first this is "today" on nbc. >> thanks, dear.
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we are back at 8:41. it is shaping up to be another busy awards season for reese witherspoon, producer of the hit movie "gone girl" and nominated
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for a golden globe in her new movie "wild." >> honestly i'm lonelier in my real life than i am out here. >> reese witherspoon, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> here we are in early 2015. 2014 was such a big year for you. i look at the three movies you did. they all seem to be kind of against type. was that on purpose? >> yeah. i mean i mied a conscious choice two years ago to redirect. i wasn't seeing the kind of roles for women i wanted to see in films. the first two movies were "gone girl" and "wild." >> you're basically two for two. >> it's great because when you try something new, you have no idea if you're going to be any good at it. it's been actually a relief that the movies came out as they did and that people enjoy them so much. >> people have been talking about a possible oscar nomination for you in particular for "wild." is this one of those things that at this point in your career you actively strive for or hope for or you think, oh, well that
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will probably never happen again? how do you approach that in your mind? >> well it definitely is such an honor to get the oscar. i don't think you never think it will happen again. just the work that people are talking about and appreciating it's changing the conversation about women in film. that's all i ever wanted to accomplish and make a movie that mattered. it feels really good to put good things into the world. >> you play a role that is kind of stripped down bare a woman trying to piece her life together. and she's out in this raw and rugged terrain, walking a thousand miles. if you could have a spectrum of people, cheryl strait from "wild" and elle woods from "legally blond" on the other and you couldn't be further apart. >> the book "wild" was so beautiful and i was so moved by cheryl's honesty and her grief and her experiences as a young
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woman. and i think it's a great opportunity to have you know this epic journey, this woman and this face. i never read a script like that. >> to play a real person which you had done before but have her right there and be part of it. >> at first it was nerve-racking. i didn't know what she would think about my performance and she would send me e-mails at the end of the day just saying beautiful things and after she saw the film she said i saw my words written on your face. that was the biggest compliment i could get. >> you're back together with joaquin phoenix in this role? >> yes, which is so much fun. >> you have a lot of chemistry, it seems like. >> something in the universe just put us together and we just have the best time together. we have such respect for each other and we enjoy with working together. so much together that the director had to be like you guys stop talking. we have to shoot a movie. >> last time you were on the "today" show you had just gotten married. since then you've got a little
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boy. >> yes. >> what's it like to be mom to a toddler and teenagers? >> it's interesting. two different things are happening all the time. it's kind of great because my older kids are just so in love with their baby brother and help out so much. and it's kind of like having this big, extended family. and, you know we always talk about in our house the more people that love you, the better your life is. >> there's a lot of love for you, reese. thank you for sitting down with us. >> thank you. appreciate it. good to see you again. >> good to see you. now here's matt. the hottest food trends for 2015. that's enough adam. including what this contraption or concoction is. cheers. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:47 with the hottest food trends for 2015. what dessert will everyone be
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talking about? what will dethrone the cronut? adam is editor in chief of "bon apetit." good morning. >> good morning. good to be here. >> sum it up in one sentence. >> healthy becomes hip. the best restaurants in the world are cooking more vegetables than meat and you have these smart casual contests which we'll get to in a minute. quinoa all that good stuff. >> we had a cronut craze in 2014. what's the version of that in 2015 is this. >> this is a regional specialty in texas. it's a kolachi, texas, minnesota, oklahoma. czech donut that immigrants brought over. sweet or savory. >> smoked beef sausage. >> this is from kings in brooklyn. not exactly low calorie, but delicious. >> really good. >> you're liking that. >> i like that. >> some people on the street say
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give me a gyro. the real name is gyro. they've been around forever. what's new about them? >> kolache. >> you should never do that. >> i'myou're a pro. i'm an amateur. actual lamb chicken dressed up with beautiful infused yogurt pickled onions. if you ask for yours greek, they'll put the french fries in the pita. >> i don't even mind the kona meat. i love it. >> after six beers it's great. >> speaking of beers, this looks like beer. comes in a keg. it's not beer. >> it's from nitro coffee. cold brew coffee infused with nitrus nitrogen. it's kind of like a guinness. other than co2 it makes for a smaller, smoother bubble, almost a chocolatey finish. >> not hard edge of a black coffee. you're right, it is smoother.
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what are we talking about per glass? >> 50 cents more than the average ice cold brew. you get it in a glass, no ice. it comes out about the same. it takes longer to make. it's more of a production -- >> would you put sugar in that? >> a dash. not too much. we have to stay slim and svelte. >> the fish that everyone will be talking about in 2015 is? >> dry, salt cod. this has been around for 500 years in the north atlantic and mediterranean. last several years we've gotten to these earthier flavors, sea urchin anchovies. >> how do you serve it? >> from wallflower new york. this is what the french would call where they take the rehydrated cod, cook it down on a sandwich. >> i'm not going to try that. cocktail of the year? >> elderflower liquer took over the world.
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this is a beautiful grapefruit flavored liquer blend it with sparkling wine. >> it almost has a compari -- >> that has compari in it. >> bing bread. >> this is the best thing you're going to eat all year matt. from chicago, it's like a stuffed potato skin. classic chinese sort of flat bread stuffed with bacon, scallions, sour cream, butter. so so good. yeah you like that. >> that is really -- apparently i'm a little -- >> you took too big of a bite. >> no i'm ready. i'm back. adam rappaport, food trends for 2015. i'm going back for more of this.
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>> we'll be talking about the controversy around the movie "the interview," the hacking for weeks now. >> apparently it's paid off for the studio becoming the most lucrative digital release ever. joe fryer has more on that. >> reporter: it's hard to measure the success of "the interview," controversial film that's chartered a course unlike any other, from a huge theatrical release to no release to an unconventional mix of independent cinemas and in-home viewing. >> i think it can be called a success. it could have been a total bomb. >> reporter: across all online and video on demand platforms,
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sony says "the interview" has been rented or purchased generating $31 million. also showing in theaters grossing $5 million at the box office so far. that brings the total to $36 million, short of what it probably would have made with a full theatrical release, but better than nothing, considering there was once feared it would never be seen after the sony cyber attack. >> no question that given this really incredible circumstance, it was unprecedented. sony made the best-case scenario out of what was a worst case scenario. >> welcome to the jungle baby. >> so will other films follow "the interview's" model? >> i don't think it will set a new standard in how studios approach their release strategies. >> reporter: there are a few success stories, movies like "snow piercer," starring chris
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evertz. it made millions while it was in the theaters. for big-budget films, the big screen is where blockbusters are made. >> you really need that theatrical push at the beginning, followed up by the vod to recoup your costs, including marketing costs. >> for "today," joe fryer, nbc news. at the end of the day, you can't even calculate the amount of free publicity that movie got over that several-week period. >> recalculate the loss from being hacked. >> hundreds of millions. >> what's coming up next hour guys? >> we've got some celebrities coming on with us as well maggie grace from "taken 3." she's joining us. >> a particular set of skills. >> and she has a great story. liam neeson called a guy she was dating. imagine him calling in character. >> i love that! >> i will hunt you down. >> and i will kill you. >> they should carry over some of those gyros from the last
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segment. >> kitchen gadgets. lots coming up. first your local news and good morning i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from bill henley. >> we have sunshine and a few clouds blowing through the area and it will be cold all day long. look at that snow. that is man made snow but we could see scattered showers in
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the mountains that will blow into our area this afternoon. 19 right now in trenton. it feels like nine degrees with gusty winds in philadelphia. clouds sunshine and temperatures will not warm up that much. watch out for a shower later today. >> you can get important weather information and updates. download the nbc 10 weather app for free. a massive fire destroyed a bucks county home. in new britain township later tonight. they had to deal with flames and temperatures in the and its. four people magged tonaged to escape up armed. >> yesterday during opening statements, he said that he was a bad businessman, but not a
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thief. we'll have another local update in 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather on our nbc10 news app. now back to "the today show." i'm tracey davidson, have a great day.
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>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker natalie morales willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning january 7th, 2015. how long is the tree going to be up, by the way? >> tonight. >> tonight it comes down? getting to be that time all right. >> bye tree. we'll miss you. >> next year tree. >> i'm willie along with al natalie and tamron. we're really thinking about the people in paris, france, what's going on there, the families involved and also the entire city and country dealing with this. our thoughts are with you this morning as we go through some of the news here at home. we'll start with bill cosby.
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phylicia rashad, who played claire huxtable for all those years on "the cosby show" spoke to showbiz 411. she says, quote forget these women talking about the accusers of bill cosby. what you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. and i think it's orchestrated. i don't know why or who's doing it but it's the legacy and it's a legacy that's so important to the culture. >> it's funny. roger friedman the reporter on this. and he said -- he asked her, expected her to deflect or just avoid it. and she just kind of started talking about all of it. >> she went right in. she also went in to defend camille cosby bill's wife, saying this is a tough woman, strong woman, she is no pushover. there's no question camille wouldn't have looked the other way. cosby hasn't been charged with a crime. he denies all the allegations. keshia knight pulliam who played rudy on the show, was on
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the program earlier this week. >> with keshia she said the person being described is not the person she knows. her point is there were people there. she was not one of them, if these allegations were true. i think phylicia rashad is a much stronger pushback and defends as well, camille cosby, who she admires, as you can see in those quotes and she doesn't believe she would have allowed those things to happen around her. >> for that length of time. on a lighter note, one of our faves, vice president joe biden. new congress gets sworn in. vice president oversees some of the swearing-ins, mock swearing-ins, if you will, in the senate. he met a lot of the family members, posing for photos. and, of course offering some as only the vice president can. >> dick how are you, pal?
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i tell you what. easy to swear at you. >> betty who are you? my name is joe biden. vice president biden. how are you? >> selfie. >> why, no. and i just swore in your grandson. >> he said grandpa, can i talk to a democrat? >> oh, man, this is boring, boring, boring. >> you got some eyes, kid. >> we both have something in common. we both married up. >> joni. >> gale. it's getting late, man. >> oh, thank god you look like your mother. >> oh my god. he goes on and on and on like that. >> second to last one was jodi ernst. her husband name is gale. he greets jodi as gale, congratulations. oh oh. >> oh, you're jodi. >> if you would like a joe biden compliment, guess what,
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compliments of the washington post the joe biden random compliment generator. >> i have some here. they've loaded our ipad. brittany told me just to click it. compliment me, joe. >> you've got a smile that lights up the room. thank you, mr. biden. you've got some killer eyes, willie. the girls are in trouble. >> he said that yesterday. >> yes. >> to a young boy. >> these are real quotes. >> here is another one. >> other than my mother, this is the finest lady i've ever known. >> i know. >> oh my gosh. >> one more for you al. hi. how are you? i hope you have a big fence around the house. what does that mean? >> he was saying that to a young lady the mom of a young lady. >> spectacular. >> the girl that he kissed on the cheek and she kind of went like this. >> not kind of. >> kind of like -- >> she was like, no. >> we love him. >> and he is -- we had the
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privilege and honor of meeting the president and vice president and vice president biden is a close talker. he's a close everything. >> he's a toucher. >> that, he is. >> totally nice jovial way. >> in a favorite uncle way. >> absolutely. >> except for that girl. >> somebody tweeted about that earlier, how he should be uncle joe biden. america's uncle. >> i love it. one member of congress, you married up just like i did. killer line. >> got a million of them. love it! >> now to our would you wednesday. a lot of people -- you show this had video earlier i think natalie. referee of a high school basketball game is, you know doing his job. or maybe multi-tasking at his job. here is the game. high school basketball game. if you look closely the ref has a phone glued to his ear for over 45 seconds while ref'ing the game in washington. we certainly hope this was not an emergency phone call. obviously, i think, it had to be very important.
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these refs, in many cases, volunteer their time. they're not paid. if he's taking a call, i don't think he's ordering domino's. >> when you're at a theater, it's always tough to make that -- because if your kids are calling you or -- you know, you just feel like you have to answer the phone to know what's going on. you never know. >> it's odd. in the theater, i do turn my phone off so i'm not tempted. we've been at work events or luncheons and i have my phone under my leg and i can feel it vibrating. >> that would be like being on the phone while you were hosting the show. like he's doing his job right there. >> one of the things -- >> there was a second ref who was also calling the game. >> but, yeah. but also it was a middle school game like a borderline pickup game. >> to them -- >> wow! >> to the middle schoolers -- >> i watched the footage. >> just because you dunked on shaq. >> hey! >> lie's not playing, it's not important. >> willie --
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>> you're better than those kids? you look like such a nice guy on tv. >> i'm sure they're nice kids. >> but they can't play. >> i'm sure he's a nice guy. >> tweet him, let him know what you think. >> objective analyst. i'm color analyst for middle school basketball, wherever it was. >> they're high school. >> no, it's middle school. >> they're high school. >> tamron, they're middle school. that's wrong. it's middle school. great kids, though. good students all of them. smart kids. >> how about those pandas in the snow? >> cutest video of the day our moment to make you go ahh. smithsonian national zoo baby panda bear bao bao, rolling down the hill, kind of like your kids would do. >> going down again! >> is that a ten? >> like a seven. >> it's a seven on technique? >> i'm not going to critique bao bao. he's untouchable. >> that was the slowest roll.
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that's the greatest roll down the hill. >> did you practice that, slow your roll thing? that was spontaneous? >> bao bao was loving mama, too. >> that's what you do when you're cold. >> bao bao bao, bao. >> she went out of the closure and was shocked by the fence they had to keep them in the habitat and ran up a tree and would not come down for several hours. >> would you? >> no. it was like, what did you do to me? >> tough lesson not to climb the enclosure. >> she sure did. >> shocking. >> do you know how she got out. ♪ zoo keeper er the zoo keeper was on the phone. >> it all comes back. >> mr. roker, it is cold out there! >> brutal! >> we are talking over 170 million people that's like half the u.s., under some sort of windchill watch, warning. dylan dreyer earlier in pulaski, new york, tweeting this picture,
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amazing stuff sbchlt. and from katie brauman. frozen solid. that is cold. here are the watches and warnings. even down to new orleans. hard freeze warnings. right now it feels like two. it is 2 degrees in chicago. feels like 20 below. cleveland at 11. new york city, it feels like 8 degrees outside. highs today it will only get to minus 2 in chicago. 22 here in new york. knoxville, 24. it will feel like 11. tomorrow morning, atlanta, you're at 14. tallahassee, 23 degrees. boston will be at zero. it's going to feel like 21 below and then tomorrow's highs, boston, 17. 20, new york city. cincinnati as well. look at new orleans. that will be the high in new orleans. 40 days until mardi gras. that's the good news. clipper coming across, bringing more snow. lake effect.
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friday, more snow erie on into syracuse right around the tug hill plateau around syracuse and watertown, another 15 to 18 inches of snow. good morning i'm meteorologist bill henley. it is so cold feeling today. windchills in the single digits. we could see flurries or a brief snow shower blow through the area. we could see frozen pipes in the area for thursday. friday and saturday morning and sunday afternoon 34 degrees and a chance of showers early ex-week. next week. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. you had an event last year, precursor to all the awards. >> big new york event national border review of film. they had me host for some
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reason. i don't know. >> oh, come on. >> all the stars were in the room julianne moore, "still alice," bradley cooper was there to present best director to clint eastwood for "american sniper" and michael keaton, co-best actor. bubbly personality. in here today. such a great guy. a lot of people in the room kind of feel like it's a birdman kind of year for him. >> you get that sense. you really do. >> it's innovative, his way of acting, tremendous. >> clint eastwood accepting the award. jessica chastain, chris rock, who brought down the house with his speech. and the guys who -- these two young guys who wrote the "lego" movie, one won best adapted screenplay. >> did you do your willie swagger? >> some of that. it's a cool event because it's not televised. everyone's guard is completely down, drinking eating. >> what can you tell us?
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give us some scoop. >> chris rock thought the lego guy's speech went on too long. >> the guy made a movie. it's not that important. >> been in three of them. >> in my house, that animated movie "lego" movie is extremely important. best movie in my house. >> that's right. liam neeson is back with his particular set of skills, and so is his on-screen daughter played by maggie grace her and find out about a prank played on one of her former co-stars. >> i love it. cute! >> no matter who you are, if you have type 2 diabetes, you know it can be a struggle to keep your a1c down. so imagine ... what if there was a new class of medicine that works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. introducing once-daily invokana®. it's the first of a new kind of prescription medicine that's used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. invokana® is a once-daily pill that works around
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kim, in liam neeson's daughter. when he is accused of killing his ex-wife, she knows police have the wrong man. >> someone killed my mom. it was not my father. >> they can't know that, can they? >> i do. is there anything else? >> you know we can arrest you for obstructing an ongoing investigation. >> arrest me. >> rather not. >> well, then if you're not going to, can i go home? >> of course. of course. >> thank you. >> maggie is with us. ever been arrested? ever been faced with the -- >> uh, i would rather not say. >> whoa! >> good morning. >> hello! >> let's say it's not appropriate for morning television. >> all right. >> you and willie have something in common.
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>> it was so awesome. >> he was. >> last king of scotland himself i was so nervous. >> really? >> so amazing and then it was like, i kid you not, like two takes and we were off to shoot action scenes all day. so it was like i got so amped up. oh, all these things we have to talk about and oh, my god, forest. and then it was like all right. moving on. so then the rest of the day -- >> love it. >> forest whitaker and of course, liam neeson, who has been in these films throughout with you. what kind of guy is he like to work with? >> incredibly protective and lovely and has this really weird sense of humor. it's been almost like nine years now. i think it's how people feel with a season ending or anywhere you have worked a long time. >> speaking of protective and almost fatherly, i mean i understand there's a really good story. he called one of your boyfriends
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and gave him the speech? >> ex-boyfriend? >> yeah. no, there was this boy who had really hurt my feelings and was kind of being a hot mess and liam was just like, let's get something straight. >> just to remind you, take a listen to one of the greatest speeches of all times. >> what i do have are a very particular set of skills, skills i have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. if you let my daughter go now, that will be the end of it. i will not look for you. i will not pursue you. but if you don't i will look for you. i will find you. and i will kill you. >> and that's when he became an ex, right? >> you would think this kept me shockingly single all of the time but -- >> why wouldn't a guy want another date after that? >> you would think. but, no. >> he gave that speech to the
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boyfriend over the phone? >> the ex-boyfriend. >> the now ex-boyfriend. >> >> what did the ex-boyfriend say? >> not much. >> he said bye-bye. i'm out. >> it was great. but, yeah my man now is so good to me because look at what hangs in the balance. you know at any point -- >> that could happen. >> i should call liam when i get parking tickets. anything. >> we can't wait to see "taken 3." we're all admiring your dress. >> i called it koolats and everyone backstage made fun of me. >> when it's 50 degrees outside it's koolats. >> in your honor, we'll all wear koolats friday.
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ha! very funny, kyle. good morning i'm chris cato. it is 9:26. a first alert weather day, a cold one and the wind is not helping. bill? >> the wind put a lid on the temperatures and they're not budging. a sunny view from center city but that wind it strong. it has been at 22 degrees for hours in philadelphia. factor in the wind, and the windchill is holding at nine degrees in philadelphia. sunshine clouding and a brief flurry is possible at noontime. temperatures stay in the 20s and
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windchills stay much lower. >> count on the first alert weather a for important important information on the go. investigators are on the scene of this house fire in bucks county. the home was completely engulfed. four people managed to escape unharmed. they had to deal with temperatures in the teens as they fought that fire. yesterday during opening statements sports broadcaster hollison said he was a bad businessman, but not a thief. we'll have another update for you in about 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather at have a great wednesday.
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welcome back to "today." it's wednesday morning, january 7th, 2015. and it's cold. those are the things you need to know. >> brutally cold. >> willie, along with al, natalie and tamron. we've teamed up once again with usa today to make our picks for this weekend's golden globes. here are our predictions. see what you think. see if you agree. al, let's start with you. best motion picture drama. >> i went with selma. >> like it. natalie? >> i went with the theory of everything. i just finished the imitation game. the two are so amazing, they may cancel each other out. >> selma is amazing. i did go with the imitation game. i think benedict cumberbatch is phenomenal. >> i went with selma.
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>> best motion picture musical or comedy. >> birdman. >> me, too. >> i figured everyone was going to with birdman and i threw in st. vincent because i love bill murray and melissa mccarthy so much. >> what's your heart say, not to be contrary. >> i'm going to say st. vincent. melissa and bill murray. >> good one. >> birdman all the way. >> i say birdman, too. okay. >> best tv series, drama. >> house of card. >> good call. >> natalie? >> new show, show time's the affair. >> love that. >> oh, my gosh. >> love that show. >> to be able to do the things they did on that show to pull that off. >> curse you, cable. >> ooh, i love it. >> it's steamy. >> agonizing, too. >> and i love the he said sheerks said angle of it. >> ruth wilson. >> and dominic west. incredible cast. and they like new shows at the golden globes. they tend to honor the new shows. >> i went with house of cards as well. tamron? >> game of thrones. >> yeah.
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best tv series musical or comedy? >> i started watching this because of my daughter, leila, jane the verge zblin i love the actress in it. original is the new black. they were shut out last year and i feel like they deserve it. >> i agree. transparent, jeffrey tambor. that's a vote for tambor for me right there. >> orange is the new black for me as well. look at the shows that we pick, it's a good year in general. >> i love the diversity and so many themes of diversity throughout what you see on these show. >> and i love that they drink at the awards. >> it's the best. >> vote for your pick at or globes air sunday night 8:00 right here on nbc. >> we'll have your picks, by the way tomorrow here on "today." >> how you weighed in on this. >> al, what's happening out there? >> well, let's find out. we know of course, it is cold today. we've also got lake-effect snow to deal with. we're checking that out. we've got fog in the pacific
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northwest. temperatures fairly moderate. phoenix, 80 degrees, sunshine. gorgeous. windy here in the northeast. temperatures in the 20s, it will feel like it's in the teens. all day tomorrow, more of the same. more lake-effect snow. sunshine, gulf coast. still chilly. new orleans tomorrow only going to be 41 degrees. look at all the people we've got in here today. this is like crazy stuff. all these people are just -- and then folks over here. we've got people. this is -- and people over there! and there's kym whitley! hi, kym whitley. that's what's . good morning i'm bill henley. a cold one today, the winds making it feel so much colder. temperatures will be in the 20s. wild chills in the single digits. we could see flurries or a snow shower blow through the area. by tomorrow morning, colder, frozen pipes in the area for
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thursday. friday and saturday morning and sunday morning we'll still be in the teens. sunday afternoon, 34 degrees and a chance of showers early next week. have a great day. >> that is very latest weather. >> thanks if you ever need someone to carpool with kym whitley would make a fine option. when her character, a prostitute on "curb your enthusiasm" was picked up because he needed another body for the carpool lane to get to the dodgers game faster. she now has a season of raising whitley. the single working mom is preparing for a comedy gig with the toddler.
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>> my good friend ronny and my stylist cake to oakland and i said do you mind baby sitting a little bit. let's see what you got. mama will be back okay. >> i'll be back good luck. good morning. >> good morning, your son is so cute. he is adorable. i love the story how he came into my life. you said you had an hour to decide. >> it was like a pizza delivery. i got a phone call out of the blue from a hospital i'm a comic, the lady said we have your baby ready? and i was like i didn't order a baby. do fries come with that baby? and the social worker you know -- but you knew the mom? >> yes, she was a woman a
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mentored and that's how i found out later that she had a baby and left my name at the hospital, and i was like do i have nine months and she was like you have an hour. >> wow. >> that was a lot of pressure and my parents were in town and my mom was like honey you have always wanted a baby, you're 87 years old, you have one egg left and it's on a walker. go get that baby it's your last chance. >> how did that change your life? >> i used to with like appletini and mini skirts and now i'm mini vans and apple sauce. he has changed my life for the better. he blessed me. >> you have a vil an including your stylest and other people
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who come in and help you. i had the pleasure of meeting joshua. he went on stage with you at an event. tell us about your village. >> you think about it a single working mom, i'm working on "raising whitley," and i have a show "young and hungry." as a single working mom i was like how do i make this happen? i need you to help me raid thisse this baby for the rest of his life. there was some and i was like it's all right with you -- >> everything happens for a reason. >> yes. >> yes, and his birthday is this week. he will be 4 years old. >> i don't think so -- >> i don't believe that for a minute.
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this time one christmas he got five bikes. i was like, really? can we all talk? can we e-mail? >> that's one per day. what the heck. >> that's absolutely true. you are right. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> blessing in my life and really just being on the own network with the show has just been -- >> tamron can i see your show? >> she's an a-plus texter. >> this is for joshua. >> josh is going to love the pictures on this phone. >> we are friends. >> absolutely. >> kym, thank you. >> i got a text real quick. >> she's great at texting. "raising whitley" airs on zbloen please watch it. >> watch t she's texting america right now. >> i'll tell you, willie, if i had known you were this cute, i would have worn a better bra. >> hey now! >> yeah, now we're talking! >> al, i used to like you, but you done lost too much weight. >> hold up. somebody get me a big mac!
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[laughing] wow! the bold new camry. one bold choice leads to another. toyota. let's go places. time for your wednesday pop fix. let's do this. let's kick things off with bradley cooper in the buff. cooper just turned 40. he looks amazing. what better way to celebrate than appear shirtless on the cover of the new "w" magazine. decked out in just a pair of white pants and suspenders. cooper strips down to his birthday suit inside the issue, holding a jacket and pants against himself. for a closer look head to what do you think of the pictures, natalie? >> i think he looks good. you don't like the white suit look on him. >> i like a little more bronze
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to the skin. just a little bit. what do you think? >> i think it's a great feud. >> the translucent man. >> he has a little olive to him. >> good man. >> cameron diaz is not the only star with a surprise wedding, luda ludacris just revealed he married his long-time girlfriend. he tweet eded why wait? did the thing before 2015, #mr. and mrs. bridget. ludacris popped the question with a mile-high proposal on a plane looking down at the words will you marry me written on the ground below. >> wow! >> love that. >> congrats to them. he surprised her and that the dress was already picked out. in a sense, she just walked in and let's get married. >> do you want that, though? do you want to pick your own dress on that day? >> is this a trick question? >> no, no, in general.
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>> i don't want the day. we'll discuss later. congratulations to nutleyweds and nicole kidman once date jimmy fallon? >> we know the story here. >> we heard the story. >> kidman revealing on "the tonight show" she had a crush on fallon when she was single and hoped he might like her back. oscar winner said a mutual friend set them up. she went to jimmy's apartment but he was less than enthusiastic. >> what? >> yes. take a look. you were like, hey, mm mm mm. >> i didn't say hey, mm, mm, mm. i didn't know this was -- that this was a setup. i thought it was a movie. >> like to hang, it was just -- then you put a video game on or something. i was like, this is so bad! >> after about an hour and a half, i thought, has no
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interest. this is so embarrassing. >> has no clue at all. >> and i went, okay, no chemistry. then i was like, maybe he's gay. >> jimmy blew his shot at nicole kidman and reaction, priceless. he has a beautiful wife. it all worked out for both of them. >> it did work out. but when nicole kidman is sitting in your living room, you don't play madden. that's not what you do. come on man! >> i have an update for you. ellen/portia prank war continues. how she pranked her wife, portia, doing a jane fonda workout. now portia is pranking ellen back of ellen singing "uptown funk" on the treadmill ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪ ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪ ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪ ♪ don't believe me just watch ♪
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>> so portia tweeted i got you back at the ellen show. don't believe me just watch. >> ellen tweeted back, pretty brave for someone who does yoga in the nude. implying i'm going to get you back. >> this is not going to end well. >> it's not. up next something that will end well, no more waiting for the water to boil. we'll show you how to make pasta in the microwave with so i'm on the cookie air diet. you just... and that's it. i'm a big fan of the baby food diet. how many 200 pound babies have you seen? i think i'll stick with my great grains cereal with fruit and nuts and... whole grain goodness. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole, see the seam. more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. ladies, it's time to get real. great grains nutrition you can see. ah!
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the past best gadget winners from america's test kitchen, chris randle from "test kitchen." >> microwave pasta. >> box to pasta, do this in a microwave. don't want to boil four quarts of water, could take up to a pound of pasta put it in here. add the water. measuring marks on the side, depending how much you're cooking. and then you throw it in the microwave. >> wow! >> when it's done, this one can go in. you do it with the top off. >> i'm going to try it. >> taste tester here. which one is boiled, which one is microwaved. >> the top also has a filter so you can pour off the water. so which one is microwaved and
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which one is boiled? >> that's boiled, microwave. >> microwave. >> that's from al dente roker. nicely done. yes. but it saves you a lot of time. >> now if you're a chef in the kitchen, ipad, cooking make a mess. >> smart phone or whatever and you want to actually have a nice stand. this one is only about 12 bucks. fabulous job. we discovered instead of having some sort of special cover, just get a ziploc bag which works fine still let's the touch screen work. that way if you go like this -- >> you don't have to worry about splatter. >> and it doesn't fall over. 12 bucks. >> kitchen shears. >> they're 30 bucks great for poultry, taking out the backbone of a chicken or butterflying it, which is hard to do. very comfortable on the hands. snipping parsley. there's a little piece here for doing bottle opener.
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>> cool. >> like a swiss army knife. >> that's handy. >> swiss army. and then you could also do -- >> no, come on. >> that's another thing. it comes apart for cleaning, which is helpful. because you get poultry in it. >> crack it. >> and you can crack it, yeah. >> ask you quickly about this cover. what have we got here? >> steamer. the word for cover and pig is very similar, piggy steamer. they use something that you put it down on top of the food. put it in the microwave. heat it up, also take the chopsticks and stick it in the nose and take it off. >> chris, thanks so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning i'm chris cato. bundle up and move quickly outside today. here is boathouse road. it will not warm up much today. bill, the wind is making it feel colder out there. >> yes, it is.
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and the temperatures are not moving at all. the strong gusting northwesterly wind. it is ice on the water as the temperatures are plenty cold in the mountains. 23 in philadelphia that is up a degree one degree in the last fife hours but it feels just as cold as it has all morning. the steady northwesterly wind the windchill now 9 degrees. in trenton is feels like eight. >> you can get important weather and news updates from the nbc 10 app. firefighters had to battle the cold weather and this big house fire in bucks county last night. the fire destroyed the home. four people inside did make it out safely investigators are still looking for the cause. we'll have another update for
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you in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather at
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey everybody wines day wednesday, january 7, 2015. jenna bush hager is filling in for vacations kathie lee gifford. we have a question for you. how messy is your closet? >> i bet it's not as messy as yours. >> i bet we're similar. jill came of to my house and i did a whole redo -- >> the top was too tight. >> that was my favorite part. >> i did a whole redo on the
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closet. when i have a sweater i throw it on the top. one day i go through and clean it up. >> a large wad of sweaters. >> it's a whole redo on my closet and she threw out a whole bunch of my stuff. >> look at the before and after. >> anyway, it's sick. we'll show you how you can do it and we'd love for you guys to take pictures of your closet and posting them on our facebook page. while you're there hit like. we need a few more likes. >> you're close to 1 million likes. >> let's get 1 million likes. >> what if we get 1 million likes at the end of the show. >> i think we can do it by the end of the week. he's rock hard on the outside, soft on the inside, wwe champ john cena is here. he's come up with a diet plan and says he can change your body in ten weeks. >> that's not long. >> his dad needed to lose some weight. he came up with this to help his dad out. he happens to be in our studio. he's going to tell us what you
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can -- >> oh, wait. what? >> i want what he's eating. >> that's an eight pack. >> can we see it again? >> one two, three four plus two is eight. >> nice. millions of you will be tuning in to watch the golden globes. we have a tribute and we'll play "who knew" across the street. would you like words of wisdom? >> please give them to me. >> every wednesday i come up with something. you will never be able to escape from your heart, so it's better to listen to what it has to say. that's by pale low the ag kemist. >> that makes me feel good on this wednesday. you just cheered us up. >> you're going to cheer us up with something. >> i knew this yesterday and didn't say it. my grandparents celebrated their 70th 7-0, wedding anniversary
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yesterday which is remarkable. they've been actually the longal presidential couple married in history. >> wow. >> did they tweet that picture? >> my grandpa -- this is why i love him, tweeted this yesterday. he wrote 70 years ago this very day barbara pierce of rye, new york, made me the happiest and luckiest man on earth. how could you not get married to a whoa man tick man like that. they got married when he was 20, she was 19 years owed. he had just gotten home from fighting in world war ii, he flew a plane that was called the barbara named after her. they had only kissed each other. he claims that she kissed a man named liver lips. i hope liver lips ain't watching. >> she claimed she kissed a man named liver lips she says she
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never kissed him that old liver lips just liked her. >> he looks great. >> that was yesterday. he's feeling good. >> what do you think their secret is? >> they say their secret is that they both go 75% of the way. you say, i'll compromise 50% and you compromise 50%. in a marriage that lasts 70 years, sometimes just going 50% isn't enough. >> sometimes one goes 100% and the other only goes 50. >> if you both put in your all and give more than you sometimes want to give, you can be married 70 years. >> by the way that's beautiful. >> i'm hoping to emulate their marriage. i hope more people do, too. >> you're absolutely right. >> starbucks has a brand new drink. it's called the flat white. it's made with two shots of a certain kind of espresso. >> yes. >> it's topped with steamed milk. creamy micro foam.
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>> we don't know what it is. we hope it's delicious. >> there's a latte, a cappuccino, who knows what do they taste like? we don't know. we got three coffees, one is a latte, one is a cappuccino and one is the flat white. they've been sitting here a minute so the foam went down. usually they look better. jen you're going to do a taste test. >> i don't know if i'm going to be able to distinguish but i am about to get hyped. >> that's number one. that's something. >> i know what that is. >> you do? >> uh-huh. >> how do you know? okay. keep going. >> i know what that is. >> all right. keep going. >> i know what this is. >> one is a latte, one a cappuccino someone the flat white. which one is the latte. >> latte, flat white, cappuccino. >> latte, number one. >> cappuccino, flat white, latte. >> why did you know this one,
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because it was smaller? >> because it was smaller. >> it's a tall. only x amount of fat. >> that connell be made with whole milk, the flat white. >> what makes it delicious? >> i don't know what a micro foam is, but i felt like i was about to have a foamy mustache. >> is it creamy? >> this is creamy. it's good. this is good. >> cappuccino is one-third espresso a third steamed milk. the flat white has two shots of espresso and topped with the creamy foam. >> a special espresso that we can't pronounce. >> the latte has more milk than cappuccino, espresso hot milk poured together with a tiny layer. >> which is your favorite. >> this, full milk. 220 calories 11 grams of fat and sugar.
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>> maybe i should put that baby down. justin bieber you guys, there's photos of him picking up some steam today. he is the new face of calvin klein. he's 20 years old. so this is the ad of him all tatted up. i didn't know he had that many tattoos. i thought he was skinny. >> i thought he was younger and littler. >> nobody wants a skinny guy because then you feel huge. >> you like big men. >> by the way you know what's funny? i went to some music show and he took off his pants. >> you were there live? >> i was there. he dropped his pants. i was like, what is he doing? he had on calvins that must have been the beginning of his calvin klein. >> maybe he was trying to get some kind of, here's my calvins, hire me. >> i think he may have already nailed it. >> how did his body look in real
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life? >> it was weird. he was stripping in front of everyone. everyone thought he was going a little coo-coo. >> awkward. >> awkward. here are past faces of calvin. brooke shields, mark wahlberg and antonio sabato. is he the really cute one who was in the madonna video a long, long time ago? >> he was in a soap opera i think, right, general hospital. >> i think he was also in -- so chiseled, he looks like he should be in a cologne commercial. >> of course. >> we'll ask a question and we don't know the answer. there's a model, we're going to try to guess who her famous parents are. they're both a-list hollywood couple, been divorced for five years. let's take a look. >> okay. >> i would say -- >> oh no. >> i would say kim -- no. >> no idea at all. >> we knew we weren't going to get it. >> sean penn and robin wright's
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daughter. dylan penn is 23 years old. >> she looks beautiful. >> she looks gorgeous. she looks more like her. >> file that in the who knew. >> all right. now, this is crazy -- >> are you so excited? >> let me tell you one weird thing. a friend of mine and her husband are coming to new york, and they wented to see "snl." i said i don't know that i'll get tickets. i'll try. it's not always easy. i can sometimes get tickets to the rehearsal. we were all going to go. they picked a random date. they go, oh january 24th. i was like okay. the gift from god came yesterday. i looked on the "snl" -- blake shelton is the musical guest and the host. >> is that sick? that is so amazing. >> you've done some good things in your life for that karma to come back to you. >> i wouldn't have cared who it was. when i saw it i thought it was a joke. someone tweeted me. ha-ha, that's so funny.
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how would nino i was going. that's the one weekend. >> you have tickets? >> four tickets, two couples to the rehearsal. >> i i heard is more fun because they go rogue, they go wild. >> i'm so excited. a lot of people we know are taking selfies. >> i can't believe you're saying this. she said something this morning that -- i've had a lot that shocked me in my life. >> i'm over selfies. i always take them and this is fun. this is why. this one came out today. miley cyrus has a bloody nose or it looks like one. we don't know if it really is. what is that? >> i think what you're over, and i feel the same way, is the oversharing. it's a world where we're sharing when we get a bloody nose. that happens to people often, but it's also kind of gross. >> it's gross! we don't know -- call it what you think. you saw it. nbc news did reach out to confirm if it was in fact, a
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bloody nose. we don't know. haven't heard back. >> the takeaway, i'm over selfies. i'm shocked. >> doesn't that kind of -- you look at that and go, everyone now is posting oh have a great winter and posing half naked by a slope. you don't want to talk about winter, you want to talk about you in front of winter. >> turned into this narcissistic way. >> a little tmi. "celebrity apprentice" was on the other night. actress viv ka fox is on. shawn johnson, the olympian, she's adorable. they were all in the board room to talk to donald trump. something weird came up. take a look. >> do you have any teammate that you'd like replaced? >> shawn. >> really? why shawn? >> i really don't think that shawn wants to be here. >> shawn, is that true? >> that is not true at all. >> why do you say that, vivvy?
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>> she checked out on me. >> in what respect? >> she had a monthly problem that was bothering her and i felt that she was not herself. >> she had a monthly woman's problem? >> yes, sir. she got her damn period, uh-huh. >> i've heard it for years but never on "the apprentice." >> we don't have that problem. >> what was she -- >> why would she do that? first of all it happens. it happens every month. it's not like the first time it's ever happened. it's not shawn's fault she got her monthly. >> they say when shawn gets it, she has to go to bed. there are some girls that get it so bad, that you have to get under the covers. >> calling her out in front of all those men. >> terrible! i would not want to go toe to toe with viv ka fox. >> we need you geiers to come out ambush makeovers are tomorrow. it's cold and we know that.
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people tend to bundle up and not come out. we want to encourage you to come to the plaza because you might be one of the people that louis and jill pick. come at 7:00 and we'll see if you're chosen. a lot of people examining their relationship in the new year. go to and take the relationship quiz. we'll sort it out later. we have a lot coming up. >> we sure do. >> john cena will share his ten-week diet plan. >> and we're boldly going where no man has ever gone before, hoda's start the interview with a firm handshake. firm, but not too firm. make eye ay,no! don't do that! try new head & shoulders instant relief. it has tea tree and peppermint that cools on contact. and also keeps you 100% flake free. i use it for cooling scalp relief in a snap. mi bebé ha crecido tanto.
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challenge program created for his dad who lost nearly 50 pounds. you know what the best part is? we're allowed to have wine. >> we'll stop on that picture. there was a beautiful girl in that picture. the last time you were with us, we talked about nickie -- >> who i believe is the most beautiful girl in the world. >> she wants to have children and do the whole family thing. the last time you were here you guys were talking about it. you sound like you were not on that page at all. has anything changed? >> what i do know now is nicole and i are extremely happy. we talk a lot about a lot of stuff. we're heading into the third year of us really being in love with each other. and we realize we're happy every day. we take every day one day at a time. i'm good to do this. heading home to florida. she's headed back from texas and we're going out to dinner tonight. >> you broke up and were back together. >> we never really broke up. >> the kids thing for a lot of
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girls that's a deal breaker. if you want children -- >> it could just be where i am in my way of life right now. >> it could change. >> it is what it is. >> we've got to hear about this plan. >> i heard "the celebrity apprentice" thing, not here to change mother nature. >> what was that? >> a lot of coffees a lot of selfies. i'm here to change everybody's perception of fitness. if you want to know the details go to basically trying to make health and wellness easy. >> was your dad having health issues? >> my dad was the perfect person to try this program. i'm not asking people to be strong or try to look like john cena. >> look how cute he is. >> a 70-year-old man like my dad to try his hand at health and fitness. he lost 50 pounds and still going stropg. >> what are the abcs? >> step one experience the
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change time moment. right now with thanksgiving, christmas and new year's everybody is putting on the pounds and everybody is wondering how do i take them off and keep them off. >> what did you cut out? >> what can you not eat? >> it's not about cutting out. it's about making healthy good decisions. you gals like wine. so do i. i'm not going to takist away in you. i like sweets. one day a week, you can have sweets. not like you're trying to deprive yourself. you want to be able to enjoy food. i'm a human being we're all human. >> you say there are some foods that are good to eat. >> you want to start making good decisions. >> what should we eat? >> your meats, fish, poultry. fat is not a good thing, fresh vegetables spinach, broccoli brus el sprouts, carrots, cucumbers, all that stuff. make more decisions like that and cut back on decisions like soda and all those sugar-loaded foods. basically i'm making this easy, for you, for everybody out there. it's just about you wanting to
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experience that change time moment. >> was it tough for your dad? >> no, it was easy, totally easy. he gave me every excuse going into it. i can't do this i can't do that, i don't want to do this, i don't want to do that. just try it. just experience that change time moment. >> one exercise -- >> i want to explain something worse. >> is this a wrestling move or a workout move. >> actually sit down. i'll, plain it to you. >> actually, stand up. no, no, sit down. no, no stand up. >> that's what i'm asking you to do. everyone sitting at home watching is going to eventually have to stand up. that's why i just made it easy. the workouts are twice a week ten minutes a workout. >> i have to say i'm exhausted. >> go to change time to check it out. nutrition, easy workouts. >> tell nickie we said hi. are you ready for one of hollywood's biggest nights? >> the golden globes are this weekend.
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here is the first question to get you started. tina fey and amy poehler will co-host for the third time this sunday. who did amy make out with during last night's broadcast. >> make out? was it george clooney bryan cranston or bono. >> i remember it. >> we'll have the answer in a few minutes when you go across the street. >> i can't wait. the go pro videos, what will all brides and grooms want on their wedding day. >> how to keep your closet clean. you don't want it to look when the flu hits, it's a really big deal. the aches. the chills. the fever. an even bigger deal? everything you miss out on... family pizza night. the big game. or date night.
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nbc 10 cameras spotting this guy who almost took a spill. there you go. first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking the cold blast. >> it's going to stay with us through the day and into tonight, it will be colder. clouds sunshine and watching for scattered snow showers. there have been a few that have moved through the pocono mountains. skiers are taking advantage of the fresh snow. bundle out if you are heading out. 11 in the pocono mountains. 23 in philadelphia. it feels like nine thanks to the gusty wind. clouds sunshine and a chance of a flurry or a brief shower blowing and winds gusting to 40 miles an hour. >> of course, count on nbc 10 and the first alert weather app for weather information on the go. it's a free download that you can get now at the app store. a trial begins for a philadelphia firefighter accused of attacking his ex-wife who was eight months pregnant and her boyfriend. they say michael lawson and
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another woman carried out the attack in september. parents can pick up their elementary school records from a closed school. walter palmer officials closed the school over the break displacing 600 students because it owes the philadelphia school district millions of dollars. the high school closed back in october. a full hour of news coming up in 30 minutes. get the latest news and weather by downloading the nbc 10 news april. now back to "today." have a great day. we will see you in a half hour.
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♪ ♪ we are back with more of "today" ready to play "who knew." this sunday many of you will be tuning into the golden globes. we'll get you ready with trivia about the nominees. jenna bush hager is across the street at the nbc experience store ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get things right. those who don't go home with jiffy pop popcorn. here is fandango contributing editor eric davis. hi, eric. >> hi. >> are you ready? >> i'm excited. >> we need late help here. before the break we asked this question, tina fey and amy poehler will host the golden globes for the third time this sunday. who did amy poehler make out with during last year's
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broadcast, george clooney, bryan cranston or bono. >> it was bono. i have a new rule, if bono is at the award show, someone has to make out with him. last year after this kiss, amy's boyfriend nick crowell, tweeted out "watch your back, bono." i wish they could host all the award shows, too. >> let's go across the street to jenna. >> i have our favorite girl hannah who has been here three days in a row trying to get a job. here we go. which film actress went makeup free in her latest role and earned a golden globe nomination. is it a, jennifer anniston, b, felicity jones or c, helen mirren. >> i'll check with my partner. i'll go with felicity jones. >> oh it was jennifer anniston. >> yes the correct answer jennifer anniston. this is a big huge breakout time for her, isn't it? >> it is. this is for the film "cake."
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she went makeup free. she called the decision empowering and liberating. this is the gutsiest performance of her career. not only did she get a golden globe nomination but also a screen actors guild nomination. >> will she win for this? >> she might. it's a tough field, but she might. >> back across to miss jenna. >> now i have ashley. the question is, meryl streep is nominated for best supporting actress in a motion picture for "into the woods." if she wins, what will her golden globe total be? is it a, three; b 10; c 29. >> i'm going to go with the middle man and say b, ten. >> yes, that's correct. >> excellent. tell us about this. >> she's won nine. get ready, nominated a record 29 times which is incredible. she's incredible in "into the woods," she graces us with her singing voice in this film which
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i really like. she said, get this, she can't sing in her own house. they won't let her. come over to our house, it's a lot of "frozen" songs but we rock out. >> i have melagro, rosa mund pike is a golden globe nominee for "gone girl" which actress was a producer for "gone girl," a felicity jones, b, reese wither stoon or c, july ann moore. >> july ann moore. the popcorn is delicious. >> reese witherspoon, she optioned this early, didn't she? >> she had a great year. she also produced "wild" which she starred in. she wanted to star in "gone girl." the director said you're not right for the role and she agreed with him. it's a film that made me cry.
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>> you did? >> i'm a cryer. you have to see. >> have fun at the globes. we appreciate it. >> you can catch the globes this sunday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. for all the couples who got engaged over the holidays, we'll show you the latest wedding trends. and then we're going to go inside my closet, just maybe you guys won't make the same messes i make. jill ma our "name your price" tool helps -- oh, jamie you got a little something on the back of your shoe there. a price tag! danger! price tag alert! oh. hey, guys. price tag alert! is this normal? well, progressive is a price tag free zone. we let you tell us what you want to pay and we help you find options to fit your budget. where are they taking him? i don't know. this seems excessive! decontamination in progress. i don't want to tell you guys your job, but... policies without the price tags. now, that's progressive. to remove this spaghetti stain let's compare an entire tub of oxiclean to just half a cup of clorox bleach. okay...
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it's like what i'm wearing burgundy, wine color. the cool thing about this, it's very wearable. your bridesmaids could be wearing it. lipstick, think about it on the tables. flowers come in march saleh. a very fun color. >> you can pair it with dusty blue in the spring or rose gold if you're having a formal wedding. >> you have gadgetry that helps out. go pros are very hot and trendy at weddings. >> videographers are also bringing go pro video cameras to a wedding. >> that would be great for the dance floor. >> you can get all sorts of fun angles. >> sometimes the videographer will start using it and hand it to all the guestless. >> hi. >> we're not showing it. >> can you imagine all the funny angles. couples want every angle documented. >> you have something in common. >> we have a lot in common. >> we both got married on a
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ranch. >> on a ranch. >> where are you from? >> tucson, arizona. >> i'm sorry. >> guess what? western weddings are big for 2015. copper mugs, a couple over here -- i think there's something in there. >> we used wild flowers. >> isn't that sweet. >> the whole thing is organic. >> late laid back. next morning you have fried eggs and bacon with all your friends and family. just a really fun theme for everyone. >> let's go to dresses. we've got -- the first trend for 2015 we're talking about brides changing into different dresses. >> three different dresses? >> you turn to the side, she changes into one dress. now brides are changing into three dresses. >> hi, guys. >> so this is the third wedding dress trend. we start off with the ceremony, a big ball gown. by blush by haley page charlotte. looks beautiful in it.
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followed by going on to the reception, something a little more form fitting. isn't that fun? and that one is under $1,000. so the fun thing is you don't have to go over the top super pretty. and then fun and flirty for the after party so you can dance. that last one over on the far is by prenogia. >> people are buying three dresses? >> this is something where i say i cannot decide. >> it's a lot of cash. it's expensive. >> maybe splurge on your ceremony dress and then find something fun. >> maybe you thought you'd do something for grandma and your mom something really traditional. >> ladies, thank you very much. >> are you ready to go get married? >> this is interesting. i didn't know about this. >> i didn't either. i love it. >> the jumpsuit. >> stop it. >> you look so cute. >> dominique is wearing the bridal jumpsuit. sal long knowles got married in her bridal jumpsuit.
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this is from j. crew. some of the designers are creating these. if you're not going to go as daring for your wedding day, maybe wear it at the rehearsal dinner. wouldn't that be fun? bridal trends are getting a little more daring and edgy. everyone is like, i'm going to wear something that's more like me. >> okay. thank you. >> we have the two piece. >> let's bring out our lucky lady nicole. tell us about this. >> separate rats are also really big. you wouldn't know it looking at this. this is a two-for-one wedding dress. that skirt right there is detachable. this is by haley page. you can literally take the skirt part off for the reception and one dress under $2,000. >> these are great. >> now that my best friend just got n gauged i'm going to give her all these tips. take your closet from clutter and chaos to calming and
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back now with more of our month-long series #starttoday. a sign to clear the clutter, we want you to get a fresh start. as you know i'm not the most entire organized person but the place i needed the most help was my closet. this is what it used to look like. >> that's before we sent "today" contributor and co-author of "the weekend makeover" jill martin to hoda's apartment for a closet cleanse. you won't believe your eyes. take a look. >> when is the last time you sorted through all this stuff? >> when it gets to be too cluttered and out of control.
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>> we're going to sort through and get rid of 70% of what you have. >> don't throw my stuff away. it's very important. >> keep toss, maybe. >> keep,s to, maybe. ♪ ♪ >> you tie it around your neck i think. >> and then a bow. i've never seen you wear it. >> that's toss. >> toss. >> i long that one. >> okay. >> i didn't know it was in there. >> that's '80s. >> a bathing suit coverup, a beach coverup. i think it was supposed to be a bathing suit coverup. i love these pants, good for the beach. >> i'm a mess. if this works hallelujah. >> let me see the back. >> will you try to zip it. honestly. >> do you like it? >> whatever.
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it's another toss. >> i'm sure one day i'll go, where is that sweater? i knew i wanted it. >> you will never do that. >> now it's time for me to bring in my tools and go to work. >> open your eyes. [ laughter ]. >> okay. that is completely and totally shocking! i've been shocked before in my lifetime, but i mean this might be -- it's a ten, it's a ten, it's a ten. >> i love it. i love everything about it. >> it is a ten! i still am shocked. when i woke up in the morning this morning and looked at it -- because usually it looks like an avalanche about to happen. it's one of those things you suddenly realize that it matters. you don't think about those kind
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of things. >> you really don't care about those types of things. but i saw your face and it was a sincere, this might change my life. it sounds dramatic for opening your closet, but it really makes you feel when you get up. >> other people i think want help. when i saw mine -- the reason i never did anything is because i didn't know what to do or how to do it. it seemed like too much. i've done hefty bags before and moved things out. what are some things people should do? >> i think the most intimidating part is the starting. it took us two hours to do this. get an honest friend who is going to tell you what to keep, what to toss and the maybe. >> by the way, that's the stuff that was non nye my closet, all those bags. >> 70% of what she owned she got rid of. >> we only wear 30% of what we own. first step, you get slim hangers. love bed bath & beyond. go there all the time. they have tons of options tons of colors. whatever is great for you. you're going to save 70% more
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room as well. >> these are so thin. >> they're felt so things don't slip off. >> that's number one. >> number two. >> you love this. >> look at this thing. >> got this at bed, bath and the beyond. $14.99 gives you double the space. >> you hold this. you said, what did you do? >> what am i holding? >> over here sorry. >> then all it does is hook on. it's dummy-proof. in the middle. hold that up. >> middle one -- dummy proof maybe not. >> sort of. >> and then you get the double and you can put -- turn it this way. you put scarves on the end. >> that's brilliant. >> just drop it. >> don't want it to look messy. then we move over here. this is a splurge item. you don't have enough space for jewelry. >> you say everybody needs a mirror. >> a mirror to see how you look.
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this doubles as a full mirror. but also -- >> jewelry organization. >> that's really smart. >> belts, scarfs, all your jewelry. >> you just hang it on the closet door. >> let's go to three. these are easy steps. >> shoes? >> you love this. you take the picture of the shoes which i'm going to show you over here. you take the pictures of the shoes and then you put the picture on the outside of the bin. >> this takes organization to the next level. >> i know. i don't have it or you can just look through and know what your shoes are. >> i took the picture of this. >> got the scoot. >> she likes this ot mon. >> an ot to mon, a splurge item. serves as a foot stool, holds all these shoes and storage.
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>> get more of jill's tips on please send a picture of the messiest part of your house. >> we'll be back in a moment. first -- >> a super fan. >> a super fan is outdoors. is this the first?
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tomorrow country star garth brooks steps in for kathie lee, he'll host a sing-along. special ambush makeovers. come down early. >> if you've been watching the show you've seen this cute girl standing outside. not a girl, she's a grown woman. her name is hannah. she says she'll drink for a job. you're with your sister and your mom. >> my mom and sister. >> hold the mic close. this is part of the job. what job are you looking for? >> i'm looking for anything in television, either producing or being in front of the camera. >> look at you, girl. >> so adorable you guys.
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we love you. have an awesome wines day wednesday. we'll see you tomorrow. thanks. >> thank you.
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right now at 11:00, a bitter cold blast is gripping our region. the windchill is making it feel like the single digits out there this morning. a live look at the aramark building in center city philadelphia. bundle up if you have to be outside today. wear plenty of layers. a live look at philadelphia's boathouse row. many roads are covered by ice. driving in this weather can be treacherous, especially in hilly neighborhoods. we saw drivers taking it slower there. salt is essential this time of year. one resident was busy spreading salt around his home and his


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